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Magazine Island

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0863
Includes Beaches:
riverway lagoon
State/Region:
QLD Townsville
Post Code:
4810
Length:
0.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ross river (east)  (1.2km) the strand  (2km) sandfly creek  (2.1km) kissing point  (2.9km) rowes bay  (4.5km)

Beach

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used by boats for access to the bay, the beach is not recommended for swimming owing to the tidal flats adjacent to the beach, boat traffic and strong tidal currents in the creek that parallels the beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Seawall Seawall

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 20/03/2009 13:25:23

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 25/07 Tue 26/07 Wed 27/07 Thu 28/07 Fri 29/07 Sat 30/07 Sun 31/07
    Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)
    10:00
    -
    17:00
    10:00
    -
    17:00
    10:00
    -
    17:00
    10:00
    -
    17:00
    10:00
    -
    17:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • Crocodiles Crocodiles
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range

    Service Providers

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    WEATHER

    Mon, 25 Jul 04:30 pm

    TOWNSVILLE (5 km)


    Clear.
    26.40 °C
    ENE/19 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    MonTueWedThuFriSat
    26° 19° 25° 19° 26° 19° 24° 18° 25° 17° 25° 18°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Mon, 25 Jul 14:04

    SWELL FORECAST

    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SSW
      11 km/h
      0.2m
    • ENE
      16 km/h
      0.6m
    • S
      8 km/h
      0.3m
    • E
      13 km/h
      0.5m
    • S
      11 km/h
      0.4m
    • S
      16 km/h
      0.4m
    • S
      20 km/h
      0.7m
    • SSE
      14 km/h
      0.6m

    Townsville issued at Sun, 24 Jul 21:48

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
    Swell:
    Northeasterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

    UV INDEX

    7



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • high
      00:33
      2.93m
    • low
      08:05
      1.19m
    • high
      13:28
      2.35m
    • low
      19:32
      1.43m

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    Townsville issued at Mon, 25 Jul 18:04

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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